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OPINION: Prince Henry the Navigator was one of the founders of the slave trade

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“Let me give you guys a crash course on the monument that’s preventing the opening of Whisk and Jane’s shop at 161 Pope’s Island.

Prince Henry the Navigator, has the dubious distinction of being a founder of the Atlantic slave trade. He sponsored Nuno Tristao’s exploration of the African coast, and Antao Goncalves’s hunting expedition there in 1441.

The two men captured several Africans and brought them back to Portugal. One of the captured men, a chief, negotiated his own return to Africa, promising in exchange to provide the Portuguese with more Africans.” – Justin Kennedy

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  1. More agenda driven liberal drivel. You should not judge a historical figure by today’s standards. Most Europeans at that time were slaves to the aristocracy so let’s just destroy everything in a hissy fit of political correctness.

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